Get Personal Care Services On Demand in Newton, MA and the Greater Boston Area
You help your loved one live at home safely and comfortably, but who helps you? It’s ok to need an extra hand – if only for an afternoon to breathe.
HouseWorks’ dependable Caregivers can be there when you can’t. We see what you see. Dad wants to read the paper in his favorite chair by the window. Mom wants to surround herself with family, a home-cooked meal, and fresh-picked flowers from her yard. We make it happen.
We help with the not-so-little things too – showering and dressing; picking up prescriptions; driving to doctor appointments – while always following the daily care plan specially made for each client by our expert CareTeams as part of our BetterCare at Home™ approach.
Your CareTeam helps with:
Help with showering, getting dressed, medication reminders, proper nutrition, transitioning from hospital to home, and more.
Activities of Better Living™
Our Caregivers make every day a new experience by listening to music, arranging visits with friends, setting up video-chats with family, and preparing favorite meals
Health & Wellness Support
Coordination of medical care visits, doctor appointments, and help with medication organization and physical therapy regimens.
Driving to medical appointments, running errands, accompanying to family events, and going grocery shopping
Certified dementia care available
Our CareTeams undergo Certified Dementia Practitioner training to recognize the signs of dementia and memory loss to help families anticipate and plan for changes in their loved one’s health needs and care.
Flexible Care Options
Personal Care, where & how you need it.
The Caregiver we worked with was always trying to find ways to make my mother more comfortable, suggest things for her to eat or drink, and make a difficult situation a little easier. She didn’t work just to do the job; she showed real concern and compassion. Her attitude was wonderful and her upbeat spirit in our house was what my mother and my family needed.
Answers to your personal care questions
When should I start home care?
We frequently get calls after an illness or accident, but it’s better to contact us if you notice any subtle changes in your loved one’s health or mobility that might lead to a fall or present a preventable challenge. Bottom line: as soon as you have any concerns about a family member, call us. You can start with limited hours and increase as care needs grow.
How do you charge for personal care? Does insurance cover any part of it?
We charge by the hour or a flat rate for live-in care. Our services are not covered by Medicare/Medicaid. You may be eligible for reimbursement from Long-Term Care Insurance. We do not accept payment directly from Long-Term Care Insurance but are more than happy to submit any information that they need to reimburse you directly.
How does HouseWorks match a Caregiver with my father, who up until now has refused help?
We are always happy to offer a no-charge assessment to allow clients and families to become more comfortable with the idea of in-home care. This assessment allows us to understand the client’s personality and identify Caregivers who will be good matches for them. We have Caregivers who are experts at winning over seniors who may initially refuse care. Once a match is made, our clients and families always have the same point of contact. Learn more about our Caregivers.
Can I hire a Caregiver to help my mother, who lives in senior housing?
Absolutely, this is our specialty. We have a long history of experience working with senior housing communities and residences of all types.
Why is working with HouseWorks better than hiring on my own?
Hiring a caregiver on your own has its challenges. In addition to paying a caregiver and providing supervision, you will assume liability and pay employment taxes; interview candidates, call references, and run criminal background checks; negotiate pay rates, and ensure candidates have the right skill set and training. You will also be “on-call” to deal with a crisis or a worker who has to call out sick. HouseWorks will provide all these services as part of our hourly or flat-rate fee.
Will I always receive care from the same Caregiver?
We strive for Caregiver consistency, but we use a small CareTeam of five caregivers so when substitutes are necessary, you will be comfortable and familiar with those Caregivers. Learn more about our CareTeams.
We’re here to help 24/7. Request care now.
We can be at your home within 24 hours – sometimes in the same day. Talk with a HouseWorks CareTeam member who will answer your questions and guide you through your options.